Romanticism in ¨From Song of Myself¨ From song of myself, is a very open minded poem as the author Walt Whitman speaks so much in this poem about himself. Throughout the poem there is a variety of topics going on through every other line in where Walt Whitman declares that he is going to celebrate himself in his poem by all the personal opinions he provides in it. In this poem, Whitman explains how much he loves the world, especially nature and how everything fits together just as it should. To begin with, Whitman throughout the poem shows a lot about what he believes and what he's opposed to as the states that he is both the body and the soul. By providing the lines he provides, it reflects his individualism as well as gives ideas about the topic of his poem as the title says it clear that it is about himself.
Perspective is considered one of the most important aspects of Renaissance art. Artists such as Masaccio, Leonardo Da Vinci and Raphael made the use of this device in many of their work. Thanks to Filippo Brunelleschi, who ‘invented’ and developed this technique called one point linear perspective. The intention of perspective in Renaissance art is to depict reality, reality being the ‘truth’. By simulating the three dimensional space on a flat surface, we in fact incorporate this element of realism into it.
As I mentioned above, Aristotle believed that everything has its own essence and soul. So, even if Aristotle like Plato thought that poetry is an imitation, his ideas were separated from Plato about giving value to poets. To illustrate, music has rhythm and harmony and dance imitates with using the harmony. In this case, poetry imitates with language and has own essence and
Wilde in the novel insists that those who create art and admire art do this only because of its beauty. Wilde notes that an artist can only be the creator of “beautiful things” and that “there is hope” for artists who “find beautiful meanings” (Wilde, 1) in what they create. The creator and they admirer in this case are linked by their shared love of beauty. This is the prominent ideology of the Aesthetic movement. They believe only in “art for art’s sake”.
Using the characters’ relationships against them, the play reveals the power of deception and misinformation to destroy trust and loyalty. Othello was published in the early sixteenth century. Commedia dell’arte, a popular comedy in Italian theatres, persuaded Shakespeare’s motives when writing Othello. Shakespeare writes this play with a “disturbing, tragic ending, not the traditional romantic tragedy that has puzzled commentators” (Whalen). The deceitful motives of the characters in Othello derived from popular comedy of early Italians in the sixteenth century.
Socratic Dialogue in “The Decay of Lying” In Oscar Wilde’s 1889 essay, “The Decay of Lying,” Wilde makes an inflammatory and risky statement with his choice of form and style. The use of Socratic dialogue was a throwback to Plato’s time when art was truly valued and appreciated and social issues were not discussed by long, uneventful, and rather boring novels. Wilde speaks on a profound subject through this form because of his distaste with realism and his motivation to steer the focus of literature toward the Greek ideal. Oscar Wilde’s choice of dialogue is an appropriation of an earlier generation and a spectacle for his current time that started progressive conversations and added new subjects to the social agenda. Wilde deeply cared about
The Alexandria Quartet : An Interface between Life and Art Lawrence Durrell was first and foremost an artist and his main intention in his novel The Alexandria Quartet was to depict the artist’s view of life and reality and his final curative value. In the Quartet there is an optimistic vision of art as a mode of transcendence. Durrell made use of the scientific data like Einstein’s concept of space –time as he renounced intellect and reason as misleading and affirmed his faith in intuition, instincts and emotion. The final lesson brought out by the narrator of the novel The Alexandria Quartet is the “emotional education” of an artist, the kindness and tenderness that rises above life and transcends all barriers. Lawrence Durrell’s primary contribution to twentieth century writing is his most challenging and sublime masterpiece The Alexandria Quartet.
John Keats, Coleridge and Shelley are famous for using imagination in their poetry. They believed that literature above all poetry can be a cause for the improvement of the world using imagination to change the mind of the people. William Blake believed that imagination is the capacity of great art. Medievalism is also one of the characteristics of the romantic poetry. Many romantic poets were attracted by the medievalism and they brought the different aspects of the middle ages in their poetry.
III. Attention Getter: “I do not see, in the complex of Fascist doctrines-which tend to affirm the principles of order, authority, and discipline- anything that is contrary to Catholic teachings.” – Pope Pius XI IV. Relevance Link- The relationship between Italy’s Fascist dictatorship and the Holy See is the most notable factor in studying the history of mid-twentieth century Italy and has ramifications in today’s world, most notably due to the Lateran Accords, which established an independent and sovereign Vatican City among other things. V. Main Points- First I will speak about how their relationship came about, then the creation of the Vatican City as a nation state and the entrenchment of the fascist regime, and finally the historical significance of these events. Body: I.
“Ars Poetica”, written by Archibald MacLeish, is a Modernist poem that, through careful sensory images, provides guidelines and clear examples of the true form of poetry, and in effect, the poem reveals how life should be lived. “Ars Poetica” is a beacon poem of the Imagist era yet at the same time breaks many Modernist traditions in bringing across the above mentioned concepts. Similes are utilized throughout the poem to provide examples of how a poem should be brought into existence and evoke instantaneous feelings. “Ars Poetica” breaks the cardinal sin of Imagist poetry, “wordiness”, when it uses repetition to bring across, surprisingly, the core idea of The Imagist era. This ingenious contrast and contradiction within the poem presented through imagery, is yet another angle used by MacLeish in bringing across his poems theme.